[Chugalug] Retooling... Home Entertainment - Linux Centric ?

Mike Harrison cluon at geeklabs.com
Thu Sep 26 19:13:23 UTC 2013

I'd like to build a single Linux box to:

   1. Play Blu-ray and DVD movies  (might even use an external drive)
   2. Power internally a 5.1 (7.1... ) speaker system, or feed one..
   3. Store music library and image library...
   4. Output video/audio via HDMI

Is the current state of the art still:  XBMC   (https://xbmc.org)

Any favorite hardware to look at for running XBMC? I'm looking for good 
value, not the cheapest. Reasonable quiet.. I'd prefer buying a box that 
it all "just worked on".

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